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Chicago to Columbus: Hyperloop and High Speed Rail Options to be Studied

Brent Warren Brent Warren Chicago to Columbus: Hyperloop and High Speed Rail Options to be Studied

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) announced a plan today to study “rapid-speed” transportation options linking Pittsburgh, Columbus and Chicago. That would include both high speed rail – which was first floated as an option in 2013 and for which some planning has already begun – and Hyperloop, the futuristic tube-based transport that has […]

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Bike Lanes Planned for Arcadia Avenue

Brent Warren Brent Warren Bike Lanes Planned for Arcadia Avenue

New bike lanes will be part of a planned redesign of East Arcadia Avenue in Old North Columbus. The reconfiguring of the street is planned to coincide with a resurfacing that will occur later this year. For cyclists heading east, a new bike lane will be striped along the south side of the street, from […]

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Nonstop Flights from Columbus to Austin Added to Allegiant, Frontier Airlines

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Nonstop Flights from Columbus to Austin Added to Allegiant, Frontier Airlines

Columbus can now add Austin as yet another city offering nonstop flights to airline passengers. Allegiant will offer nonstop flights to the “Live Music Capital of the World” starting Feb. 16 from Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), while Frontier begins its service April 8 from John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). With the new flights offered […]

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Interview: Shannon Hardin on Development, Transit & the Densification of Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: Shannon Hardin on Development, Transit & the Densification of Columbus

A lot has happened in Columbus since Shannon Hardin was first appointed to City Council in October of 2014, especially in the transportation and urban development realm – the city won the Smart City challenge grant, new mixed-use projects have continued to pop up all throughout the central city, and the Central Ohio Transit Authority […]

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Kroger Providing Shuttle from Closed Northern Lights Location

Brent Warren Brent Warren Kroger Providing Shuttle from Closed Northern Lights Location

Kroger has not backed down from plans to close its store at 3353 Cleveland Ave., but the company did recently announce that it will provide a free shuttle from that location to the closest remaining Kroger store, on Morse Road. A press release states that the service, which will be provided by local startup Empowerbus, […]

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Study Asks: How Will Driverless Cars Change Downtown Columbus?

Brent Warren Brent Warren Study Asks: How Will Driverless Cars Change Downtown Columbus?

The 2016 Smart City Challenge win put Columbus at the forefront of a national conversation about autonomous vehicles, and plenty of people have since weighed in with opinions about what the technology will mean for the future of cities. A group of City and Regional Planning students at OSU recently studied the issue for a studio […]

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First BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Line in Columbus Launches on Monday

Brent Warren Brent Warren First BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Line in Columbus Launches on Monday

New Year’s Day will mark the start of service for the CMAX, the first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line to be developed by the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). Rides will be free on the line – which features specially-branded buses that run up and down Cleveland Avenue – for the first week of its […]

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